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A real pleasure to see one of our bridal vintage shoots featured on Love my dress this week!

What a day we had… Two separate shoots planned for one and the same day on two different floors of the uber cool and totally atmospheric Battersea Arts Centre in London. Prop and set- building of a 1950s style shoot in the downstairs Grand hall, was quickly succeeded by set- building of a 1920s shoot in the beautiful upstairs council chamber. (If I could live in a place that looks like Battersea Art Centre, there is a possibility that I would)

The creative team and idea- planning was under the lead of Amelia Barnes – the lady behind the fair Miss Vintage wedding Affairto be held at Battersea Art Centre on 20th of October. A salute to Amelia and her creative team for putting so much in to the styling of the shoot! It was an absolute pleasure to photograph. And thank you to Cecelina Photography for backing me up on the day – with so much to photograph, I couldn’t have done it without you.

 london-wedding-photographer-love-my-dress-feature-1920-vintageWant to see more from the shoot? Click here to see more on the Love my dress blog.

Want to see the 1950s shoot? Featured in the Nov/Dec issue of Your London Wedding Magazine, here it is on the blog!

Looking for specialised suppliers and vintage touches for your wedding day? Then the wedding fair at Battersea Art Centre is the perfect place to look! It will be held close to Clapham Junction station on the 20th of October at: Battersea Arts Centre, The Grand Hall, Lavender Hill, Battersea, London, SW11 5TN (£3 entry). Hoping to meet with you there!

Credits photo shoot:

Bridal Photography: Louise Bjorling Photography

Model: Edyta Wilim

Detail shots: Cecelina Photography
Venue: The BAC, London
Styling: Amelia from Miss Vintage Wedding Affair
Styling Assistant: Veronica Ballard Weddings
China & Sweetie table: Vintage Floral Teas
Cake : Temper & Tipsey
Stationery: Lucy Says I Do
Props: Re-Loved Styling
Flowers & Heirloom Bouquets: Muscari Whites
Bespoke Dress: Kate Edmondson
Vintage Dress: My Vintage Wedding Dress
Make Up: Sam Pearce
Hair: Lucy Hayward at Hair That Turns Heads
Accessories: Connie & Dolly
Fine Vintage Jewellery: Addy Vintage

The 50s shoot – as featured in Your London Wedding magazine

The 1920′s shoot – as featured on Love my dress

Cecelina’s 1920′s boudoir shoot

Are you soon-to-be-wed people ready for the wedding fair season….?

Most parts of my head has temporarily been filled up with ideas for stand- design, cute interior details and stationary – and I am getting there, getting ready for the fairs where you will find me this autumn. Come see me at Bluewater wedding fair at Bluewater shopping centre or at Miss Vintage wedding Affair in Clapham London, which both are on soon – have a chat about your day and browse some of my latest work, to see what I can do for you!

Bluewater wedding fair – Come see me at stand M6

Dates:

Fri 20/9 ( 5 – 9 PM )

Sat 21/9 (10 AM – 6 PM)

Sun 22/9 (10 AM – 5 PM)

Address: Glow Exhibition Centre, Bluewater, Greenhithe, Kent, DA9 9ST

ABOUT: This truly high end fair is filled with some of the best, hand picked suppliers from around the South East – Kent, London, Essex and Surrey. In between browsing suppliers, you can enjoy the amazing bridal fashion show that takes place several times a day on the runway, and the bands playing on the entertainment stage.

Admission fee on the door is £15 – 25. But please contact me for discounted tickets! I have a limited amounts of “2 tickets for £20″ – offers. Please get in touch clicking the link above, before the 15th of September and I’ll be happy to send you a ticket while stock lasts.

I’ll be at stand M6, ready to meet with you and to show you some of my latest work! Oh and did I mention… I will have some special offers available for anyone who visit the stand, as well as a competition for you to win your wedding photography!

Click here for more info about Bluewater wedding fair

Miss Vintage Wedding Affair in Battersea Arts Centre

Date: Sunday 20th of October 11 Am – 4 PM

Address: Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN (Near Clapham Junction)

ABOUT: A lovely fair at an amazing location filled with vibe – a must visit fair for creative brides and grooms who are after something a little bit quirky, a bit vintage or something with a bit of personal flair for their day.

Admission fee on the door: £3.

Click here for more information about Miss Vintage wedding Affair

 

In the meanwhile, since I was appointed to do the promotional photography for the organisers of Bluewater wedding fair, here are a few shots that I took at their fair back in spring, to give you an idea of what you can find at the Bluewater fair… (The suppliers may differ though)

All photography by Louise Bjorling

Looking forward to meet with you at The Bluewater or Miss Vintage wedding Affair this autumn!

Every now and then I have the opportunity to photograph a wedding together with another photographer. This is so much fun for me of course, since I get to work with a colleague! But even more importantly, it’s a great situation for couples – knowing that they have shots from several angles and from different parts of their weddings – particularly when weddings are filled to the brim with guests and the couple just don’t get to experience all the moments since so much is going on around them.

This is a recent wedding from a gorgeous London summer day, which we shot in a team of two photographers. While I concentrated on the groom shots and the candid shots of guests, the other photographer focused on the bride and the portraits. This team work gave the couple the great opportunity to have a 40 minutes long portrait session in the urban cityscapes together with my colleague, while I got the shots of the guests mingling around with cocktail- snacks and bubbly.

It’s a great treat for the couple to have shots of all the important moments from different angles. But it’s also a great challenge for photographers to double shoot a wedding. It’s extremely important that the photographers know one and others style really well, and that they are able to streamline and work together to deliver the style of shots that the couple is after. A bit of a balancing act in fusing the styles but keeping the individuality at the same time really! I’m extremely lucky to have two colleagues that I double shoot a lot with on couple’s requests – and I know what I can expect from them, and they know what to expect from me. But I can totally understand why some photographers never double shoot weddings, since the result can be so individual.

It’s also interesting to see how the weddings differ slightly and how the couples differ in style and personal taste depending on which one of me and my colleagues have booked the couple! For one of my colleagues, the style is more light and pretty and influenced by fashion photography, while for my other colleague the weddings are more photojournalist/documentary in photography style and perhaps a bit more quirky and urban. And for me… I’m a bit of both!

So here are some of my favorites (from my camera and edited by me) of this awesome wedding with a documentary style of photography. The day started at Hackney Town Hall in East London, followed by a routemaster trip and a reception at St Brides Foundation in City of London…

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